Your electric bill may be based on total demand, peak demand and power factor. Most consumers are not aware of these actual values until the electric bill arrives. By then your chance to remedy the situation affecting these values is too late resulting in paying a premium or penalty. The Energy Spy Power Usage Monitor, with adjustable alarm limits, will indicate when your power factor drops to lower levels and when your total demand reaches new levels allowing you to take corrective action.
The Energy Spy unit displays, records and alerts you to plant-wide energy use. It has user-settable alarm levels for Power Factor and Kw Demand. When these alarm levels are reached, red or yellow indicators on the front of the unit (and optionally in larger, remotely mountable “light trees”) are displayed. The light trees help with “on-the-plant-floor” understanding of energy usage.
Your electric company may be penalizing you for poor or low power factor. This is a fact most manufacturers are not aware of until their next electric bill arrives. By then your chance to remedy a low power factor is too late and you pay the penalty. Energy Spy, with 3 adjustable stages of Power Factor indication (NORMAL, ALERT, ALARM) will indicate when your power factor drops to lower levels allowing you to take corrective action.
Your electric bill includes a peak or demand charge which you pay every month. Energy Spy, with three levels of Total Demand indication (NORMAL, ALERT, ALARM) will indicate your KW demand, allowing you to manage your demand charge.
Reported values from the Energy Spy can be communicated to a computer for long term data retention and analysis. The optional remote light tree allows ON-THE-FLOOR understanding of energy use and can be used to broadcast the current status for a quick remedy of the situation. Relays can also be incorporated to activate with each of the three alarm levels. These relays can be wired to control (or disable) external devices (for load shifting, for example) or make/break signals to existing equipment.
A built-in piezo buzzer can be used to sound an alert when alarm levels have been reached.
Windows compatible software generates report values which can be communicated to a computer for long term data retention and analysis.